HC Deb 11 August 1857 vol 147 c1391

said, he wished to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether he can state when a Report may be expected from the Lunatic Asylum Commissioners of Inquiry; and further if it is intended to suspend or to prohibit all improvements or required alterations in the existing asylums until this expected Report is published?


replied, that he had received a letter from the Secretary of the Commission stating that there was no probability of the Report being ready before the close of the year. It was not intended to stop any necessary alterations or repairs in existing asylums, but no costly works would be allowed to be proceeded with.